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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 190
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
730 AM CDT Wed May 3 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Southern and Western Louisiana
* Effective this Wednesday morning and afternoon from 730 AM
until 500 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes possible
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...Severe thunderstorms will continue to develop and spread
east-northeastward today. Strengthening low-level/deep-layer shear
and an increasingly moist air mass near an inland-developing warm
front will support supercells capable of large hail and a few
tornadoes. Over time, one or more clusters may evolve and move
eastward with a damaging wind risk especially across southern
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
north and south of a line from 40 miles south southwest of Lufkin TX
to 50 miles south southeast of Baton Rouge LA. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).
REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch
area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for
threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements
and possible warnings.
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 600. Mean
storm motion vector 24030.